catholic

Definitions:

A member of the Roman Catholic Church.
- Wordnet Dictionary DB (noun) (n.) (noun)
An adherent of the Roman Catholic Church.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Universal; including all Christians; pertaining to the Roman Catholic church; liberal.
- The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Universal; embracing or embraced by the whole Church; liberal; pertaining to or affecting Roman Catholics; a member of the Church Catholic; a Roman Catholic. Catholic Church, the whole Christian Church; the Roman Catholic Church.
- Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
A name commonly applied to the adherents of the Church of Rome.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (noun) (n.) (noun)
A member of the Catholic Church.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (noun) (n.) (noun)
Universal: general, embracing the whole body of Christians: liberal, the opp. of exclusive: the name claimed by its adherents for the Church of Rome as the representative of the church founded by Christ and his apostles: relating to the Roman Catholics.
- The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Universal; general; liberal; not narrow- minded or bigoted.
- Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)
Universal; general; including all; as, to read all kinds of books shows a catholic taste in literature; liberal; large- hearted; Catholic, pertaining to the Church of Rome.
- The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919. (adjective) (adj.) (adjective)

Usage examples:

By the authority of the Catholic Church.
- Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
Her having been a Catholic rendered her taking the veil not improbable; and to a person of her enthusiastic temper, the duties of the sisters of Mercy would have peculiar charms.
- Honor O'callaghan by Mary Russell Mitford
I'm a Catholic myself.
- None Other Gods by Robert Hugh Benson